Exactly 14 days ago, Winnipeg forward Mathieu Perreault had some harsh words for Anaheim’s Corey Perry, accusing Perry of a “dirty” slash that broke his finger.
Today, Perry’s back in the news.
Following Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Ducks, Caps forward Daniel Winnik called out Perry for an ugly-looking trip (as seen in the video above).
“Completely,” Winnik told CSN Washington, when asked if he took exception to the incident. “That’s how that whole thing started. I thought it was a dirty play.”
Perry was given a tripping minor on the play, in addition to a second penalty for roughing Winnik after the trip.
If you’ll recall, this isn’t the first time Perry’s come under fire for a questionable bit of footwork.
At last year’s World Hockey Championship, Perry — playing for Team Canada — kicked Patrick Laine’s feet out from under him in a round-robin game against Finland.
Perry pleaded ignorance after the game, claiming he “had no idea” what an inquisitive reporter was talking about in addressing the Laine trip.
The former Hart Trophy winner avoided both in-game and supplemental discipline for his antics.